Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light was inspired by a trip to Uluru in 1992, and has been installed in a remote desert area near the resort and within sight of majestic Uluru – a place of great cultural significance to the local Anangu people. Munro’s installation has become a global phenomenon since he first realised his vision in England in 2004. The installation has since dazzled visitors at sites across the UK, US and Mexico.
In keeping with the desert’s vast scale, Munro and his team installed more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres. The coloured spheres, connected via illuminated optical fibre, gently bloom as darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland.
Delegates can delve into the experiential artwork in a number of different ways with a special Field of Light sunrise experience with inclusions such as hot tea/coffee and pastries to enjoy on arrival at an exclusive dune top, followed by a walk-through the Field of Light while a guide provides insights and background to the installation. After sunrise, delegates are invited to an outdoor dining site adjacent to the Field of Light to extend their sunrise experience and choose from either a light breakfast of bacon and eggs or a freshly cooked buffet breakfast.
The Uluru Meeting Place, Ayers Rock Resort’s conference centre, has won two consecutive Australian Tourism Awards in the Business Events category, in recognition of its stateof-the- art facilities and range of unique dining and touring options. The conference complex itself includes two main conference spaces which can host 306 delegates and 420 delegates respectively with theatre style seating. The rooms can be sub-divided with acoustically rated walls, or opened up to become one common space for exhibitions or trade shows. A light-filled pre-function area adds more flexibility to the complex while an outdoor amphitheatre can host up to 350 guests. Advanced audio-visual equipment is seamlessly integrated throughout.
In addition to Field of Light, delegates can enjoy other unique experiences while staying at Ayers Rock Resort, including camel rides over the red sand dunes, Indigenous cultural experiences and guided tours around the base of Uluru.
With easy access from all east coast capital cities, Ayers Rock Resort encompasses a diverse offering of accommodation, from 5-star Sails in the Desert through to the authentic 3.5-star Outback Pioneer Hotel. Outside the Resort’s four hotels, lies a collection of resort and community style facilities that add depth to a delegate’s overall conference experience.
The Field of Light will remain open throughout the desert’s distinct seasons until March 31, 2017.